As part of an effort to enhance Digital Literacy in Nigeria and drive a Digital Economy for a Digital Nigeria, the rebirth Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy under the leadership of Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami FNCS, FBCS, FIIM oversaw the National ICT Girls Empowerment Competition: Final Evaluation and Prize Giving Ceremony with the theme “ICT Innovation for Inclusion in a Digital Economy”.
The event which was held in Sheraton Hotel, Abuja had in attendance female students from all geo-political zones of the country, teachers, government officials, individuals from both the public and private sectors among others.
In his remarks, the Honourable Minters called on the female students to always strive to acquire both digital skills and certificates, stressing that when it comes to digital innovation and digital entrepreneurship, digital skills are more important than certificates.
The Minister reminded the gathering that the leading companies globally today are knowledge-based companies such as Huawei, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook among others.
Dr Pantami said, “the focus of the digital entrepreneurship is not about producing potential employees but rather, potential employers to drive a Digital Economy for a Digital Nigeria.